A well-maintained lawn is the ultimate landscaping hack. Not only does it elevate your home's curb appeal, but also affords you an ideal locale to host friends and family. However, most homeowners find it difficult to keep their lawns weed free. Here are some tips to help you do so;
1. Don’t Skimp On a New Lawn
If you are making a new lawn, do not skimp on the quality of seed or turf you intend to use. Also, remember to fallow the area properly before planting new grass. The best time to fallow your lawn area is during summer before you sow in autumn. Failing to fallow in summer will introduce a whole range of weeds on your lawn.
2. Get the Mowing Right
To prevent weed growth always ensure that your mower blades are set at the correct height and that they are sharp enough for a clean cut. Cutting too short or leaving the grass too long will weaken the grass allowing weeds to grow.
3. Scarify – But Not Too Much!
Scarification is an essential part of an excellent lawn maintenance regime. Not only does it help shift the thatch that builds up, but also, it is an ideal way to control creeping weeds. However, do not overdo it as it may make your grass weak and vulnerable to weeds.
4. Water Your Lawn Right
Poor watering patterns during dry period will weaken your turf making it vulnerable to weeds when conditions recover. During summer, water your lawn at least twice a week to keep it healthy.
5. Deal With Damage
Be on the lookout for bare patches on your lawn which may be perfect for weed invasion. Returf these areas with high-quality grass to avoid a possible weed spread.
Your lawn is at the heart of your home's curb appeal. With the tips above you can keep it healthy and weed free throughout the year.